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iPhone 6 will probably be the best device of the year

by Anna Johnsonon August 12, 2014
The iPhone 6 is going to be announced on September 9th and the expectations are very high since it’s been a long time since Apple hasn’t announced a major new iPhone. The new iPhone could be one of the most pivotal devices in the Cupertino brand’s history. There will be a lot of changes for iPhone 6 […]
Reading Rainbow

Levar Burton launches Kickstarter campaign to revive ‘Reading Rainbow’

by Anna Johnsonon May 29, 2014
LeVar Burton unveiled a Kickstarter campaign dedicated to bringing back the classic Reading Rainbow. The beloved American children’s television series could once again become a staple for US children after the Wednesday launch of the fundraising campaign. The creator and host of PBS’ series Reading Rainbow from 1983 to 2006, hopes that with $1 million, he can continue the legacy of the […]


#Whaling is the new #Twerking and this video proves it

by Anna Johnsonon April 16, 2014
Whaling is the new visual meme that has taken over Vine, which is Twitter’s mobile app that allows users to create and post short looping video clips. Or, as Vine defines it: “To dive backwards with one’s body in a public or unusual place, like a whale breaching the surface of the ocean.” Whaling has even enticed news […]
internet security

Living in a Fool’s Paradise: Why Your Secure Internet Connection Isn’t Really Secure

by Anna Johnsonon March 27, 2014
How secure is your ‘secure’ Internet connection?  Does secure mean the same thing (regarding online actions) as it normally does?  Let’s consider the Web’s version of the word ‘free’ as applied to ‘freeware,’ often free for a limited time, providing limited function. Free can mean different things, and some disappointed browsers are finding the same […]

Wake Up & Smell the Bacon app

Smell The Bacon App Will Wake You Up to The Sound and Smell of Bacon

by Anna Johnsonon March 6, 2014
Wake Up & Smell the Bacon app pairs with your iPhone to create an alarm clock of sorts that can wake you up to the sizzling sound of bacon and a perfume of pork that the device puffs out. It’s the first smell-emitting device for the iPhone. Oscar Mayer is only making a limited number of devices, […]
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Oscars Selfie: Ellen DeGeneres Breaks Twitter with The Best Photo Ever

by Anna Johnsonon March 3, 2014
Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres went to great lengths to fill the frame of a cellphone self-portrait with a veritable who’s who of Hollywood stars — including Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Jared Leto, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Lupita Nyong’o and Brad Pitt for a picture for the Academy Awards history books. — and the resulting photograph was […]

gesture controll

AllSee Brings Gesture Recognition to All Devices

by Anna Johnsonon March 1, 2014
A new system, developed by University of Washington computer scientists, called AllSee, is amazing. “This is the first gesture recognition system that can be implemented for less than a dollar and doesn’t require a battery,” said Shyam Gollakota, a UW professor who worked on the project. “You can leverage TV signals both as a source of […]
boeing black smartphone

Boeing Reveals Self-Destructing ‘Black’ Spy Phone

by Anna Johnsonon February 27, 2014
Boeing unveiled a smartphone that appears to come straight from a James Bond spy movie. Designed for secure communication between governmental agencies and their contractors, Boeing Black can self destruct if it is tampered with, destroying all the data on it. However, the phone is so secure that Boeing will only sell it to ‘approved’ purchasers. According […]
ZTE Grand Memo 2 LTE

ZTE Grand Memo 2 LTE Comes With 6-inch, Thin Body, Android 4.4

by Anna Johnsonon February 25, 2014
The ZTE Grand Memo 2 LTE features a 6 inch full HD IPS display. But big things don’t always come in big packages — this phone has the specs of a mid-range Android handset. The ZTE Grand Memo 2 LTE is the follow-up to the Grand Memo that debuted at Mobile World Congress 2013. The new Memo 2 […]


YouTube Gets New Centre-aligned Design, Improves Playlist

by Anna Johnsonon February 21, 2014
Google-owned YouTube has taken the wraps off its new design, to keep up with the changing viewing habits of its users. The redesign aims to make it easier for users to find videos, with an emphasis on playlists, the company said. The new interface has a center-aligned look which focuses more on videos. Two links at […]
KidiZoom smartwatch

VTech Releases KidiZoom, The First Smartwatch for Kids

by Anna Johnsonon February 18, 2014
Toys manufacturer, VTech, has unveiled KidiZoom, a smartwatch for kids at the London Toy Fair. The smartwatch will be aimed at 6-12 year-olds. Hot on the heels of the new smartwatches launched by Samsung, Sony and Pebble, VTech says that the new child-friendly smartwatch brings the technology to children in a fun, interactive, safe and educational way. It has a […]

Online Business

Six Little Strategies for Creating a Big Online Presence

by Anna Johnsonon February 17, 2014
You just finished designing your new website, and you’re pretty excited about it. You know the basics: keep the site clean, use proper spelling and grammar, and keep the content professional. But, there’s more to running an online business than just the basics. Today’s online users are pretty sophisticated. They expect you to have a […]
Serge Belo cups mosaic

It’s Just 66,000 of Plastic Cups, But It’s Also Something So Much Cooler

by Anna Johnsonon February 16, 2014
Canadian artist Serge Belo has created what he says is the world’s largest water mosaic, to raise awareness about the shortage of clean water globally and to raise funds for the NGO ONE DROP. Over one billion people do not have clean drinking water and this mind-blowing mosaic using 66,000 cups of colored rainwater (simulating the […]

Horizon Sun Earth Orbit

1 in 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Orbits the Earth. Come on… Really?

by Anna Johnsonon February 15, 2014
One in four Americans thinks that the sun revolves around the Earth, according to a survey conducted by the National Science Foundation. The survey included more than 2,200 people in the United States and included 10 questions about physical and biological science, and the average score—6.5 correct—was barely a passing grade. Regarding the question, “Does the Earth go […]
Facebook privacy

Facebook Knows When You Are About to Enter a Relationship or Breakup

by Anna Johnsonon February 15, 2014
Facebook released new findings on Valentine’s Day that hints when people are about to change their relationship status. The social network knows everything about our lives, which means it knows how and when we meet our partners, where we check in on date night, our biggest moments together, and when we break up. So Facebook aggregated all the […]

twitter redesign

Twitter’s Major Redesign Looks a Lot Like Facebook (and Pinterest)

by Anna Johnsonon February 12, 2014
Twitter is testing a totally new design on its website that will actually make it look like Facebook and Pinterest. The new design gets rid of the familiar, if not occasionally frustrating reverse chronological timeline in favor of a grid of tweets that recalls Pinterest’s jumbled boards. What’s more, Twitter’s version of a cover photo […]
Sochi 2014 Olympics

Best Apps for Following The 2014 Sochi Olympics

by Anna Johnsonon February 7, 2014
In southern Russia, everybody is all geared up for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. No matter which events you want to watch, your iPhone/iPad or Android gadget can keep you up to date on medal counts, highlights, and more. If you can’t catch every minute of the 2014 Winter Olympics, you’ll still want to keep […]

iCPooch, A Remote Treat Dispenser & Pet Facetime Terminal For Dogs

by Anna Johnsonon February 3, 2014
It was pretty cool learning about Brooke Martin, the 13-year-old from Spokane who invented an Internet-enabled device poweredby a Raspberry Pi computer that allows dog owners to video chat with their pups and automatically deliver a dog treat from afar. iCPooch, currently seeking $20,000 on Kickstarter to go from prototype to production, provides a plastic housing for repurposing an Android/iOS […]

TalkRocket Go app

This App Talks Back, But Not In That Entertaining Way Siri Does

by Anna Johnsonon February 1, 2014
TalkRocket Go, by MyVoice, is “the world’s easiest to use communication aid for people with speech and language disabilities” (it is an AAC app – Augmentative and Alternative Communication). For example, if a nonverbal person using MyVoice on an iPhone walks into a movie theater, the app will recognize he is at the theater and will open […]
Aereo TV

Aereo Stops Taking New Customers in NYC As Being Out Of Capacity

by Anna Johnsonon February 1, 2014
The online TV service Aereo has become so popular in the New York area that it has run out of capacity, and would-be new customers are getting turned away from signing up. The service will be reopened to new subscribers once it gets more capacity, Aereo Chief Executive Officer Chet Kanojia said on his Twitter account. The […]